NIMD’s global office is in The Hague, the political capital of the Netherlands. Here, an international team of around 30 staff supports our global programmes. NIMD works worldwide through partners and country offices. NIMD Country Directors and Representatives head these offices.

The staff in The Hague comprises of four teams: Programmes & Knowledge, Grants Management, Positioning, and Finance, Control & Support.

Management Team

The Management Team consists of three positions. Thijs Berman is the Executive Director of NIMD. He is responsible for NIMD's overall strategy, vision, and mission, and the positioning of the organization. Wouter Dol is Head of Programmes & Knowledge, responsible for all global programming and knowledge support within the NIMD network of partners and offices. Harrie Dijkstra is the Head of Finance, Control & Support, responsible for financial operations and quality control.

The Management team also carries out all Executive Board functions.

Executive Director
Head of Programmes & Knowledge
Head of Finance, Control & Support

Country office directors

Rami Adwan
Country Director, NIMD Jordan
Susan Batres
Country Director, NIMD Guatemala
Luis León
Country Director, NIMD Honduras
Country Director, NIMD El Salvador
Country Director, NIMD Myanmar
Country Director, NIMD Colombia
Country Director, NIMD Uganda
Ibrahima Ba
Country Director, NIMD Niger
Yinebeb Nigatu
Country Director, NIMD Ethiopia

Programmes & Knowledge Team

The Programmes & Knowledge Team supports all ongoing NIMD programmes and projects by providing advice and knowledge in line with the NIMD approach, our thematic priorities, and the overall Theory of Change. In addition the team facilitates mutual learning in the network, and enhances NIMD’s knowledge base by developing tools and piloting innovative approaches. It is the Programmes & Knowledge team’s responsibility to monitor progress, adapt programming, harvest outcomes and to capture results.

The Programmes & Knowledge team is headed by Wouter Dol, and coordinated by Reem Judeh, Senior Programme & Knowledge Advisor.

Senior Programme & Knowledge Advisor
Programme & Knowledge Advisor
Programme & Knowledge Advisor
Programme & Knowledge Advisor
Learning & Innovation Advisor
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor
Salima Ahmadou
Salima Ahmadou
Programme & Knowledge Advisor West Africa

Grants Management Team

The Grants Management Team is responsible for coordinating (the implementation of) all NIMD programme commitments as laid down in our grant agreements. They are responsible for grant coordination, donor liaison, reporting, and supporting NIMD consortium partners to deliver intended outcomes. The team also acts as the secretariat for the different consortia that NIMD leads. The Grant Management team is headed by Wouter Dol.

Grants Coordinator
Finance & Contracts Specialist
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Finance & Contracts Specialist
Maria De Brasdefer
Grants Support Officer

Positioning Team

The Positioning Team is responsible for NIMD’s institutional communications, external positioning, and organization-wide fundraising. The positioning team is also responsible for communicating our results to our stakeholders, which includes the use of publications, events, and media outreach. This team is managed by Thijs Berman.

Senior Advisor Strategic Relations
Fundraising Officer
Communications Advisor
Communications Officer

Finance, Control & Support Team

The Finance, Control & Support team ensures internal control, risk management, and quality processes, and is responsible for the financial accountability of NIMD. The team is also responsible for Human Resources and Office Facility Management. This team is managed by Harrie Dijkstra.

Human Resources Advisor
Quality & Systems Manager
Juriaan Brouwer
Financial Controller
Office Manager
Zineb Lamriki
Finance & Contracts Specialist
Sabine de Grave
Executive Assistant

External specialists

External Advisor on Innovation
Shaun Mackay
External Advisor on Dialogue